There are a few names in the audio industry that immediately command respect whenever you see them. This reputation is earned through decades of quality craftsmanship and a passion for audio that shines through in products. Bang & Olufsen is undoubtedly among these brands, with nearly a hundred years of experience creating some of the best high-end audio equipment in the game. The Beolab series has been a historically (even more) high-end lineup from Bang & Olufsen, and the company has just announced the Beolab 8, a wireless speaker with wired connectivity and versatility.
The Beolab 8 is a capable stand-alone speaker with a 16mm tweeter, a 3″ midrange, and a 5.25″ woofer, but B&O designed it to work in harmony with multiple speakers and devices, so you can get custom surround sound that fits with your setup. Another key feature of the Beolab 8 is its strong impact performance, allowing you to enjoy powerful sound without the need for a subwoofer (however, you could still easily connect one). As for the design, Bang & Olufsen’s Nordic minimalism is on full display, with a single-piece aluminum body complemented by Danish-manufactured wooden lamellas on the front of the speaker (or fabric, if you choose).
Bang & Olufsen’s Mozart platform allows you to easily connect to WiFi and Bluetooth, and the inclusion of both wired and wireless connections allows the speakers to connect to vintage audio equipment and modern gear. There are also four stand options to choose from, as the Beloab 8 comes in a variety of fits and finishes for more customization, along with a ceiling bracket, a table stand, and a floor stand.
The Bang & Olufsen Beolab 8 will be available online and in stores starting October 30th, with a pair starting at $5,498, and the more premium finishes going for $6,598.